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Grants & Scholarships

For those interested in learning more about the exhibitions and events industry, but lack the financial means to continue in their career, IAEE has grants and scholarships to fund your journey in the industry. These grants and scholarships are merit-based and require an application. Read more about the opportunities available to you.

IAEE Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship

The IAEE DE&I Scholarship was established to promote and bring visibility to the exhibitions, meetings and business events industry for graduating high school students of diverse backgrounds and from under-served and economically and socially disadvantaged communities, in order to create an equal opportunity for the recipient to achieve a two-year or four-year college-level education program. Scholarships are awarded competitively based upon pursuit of a degreed major focusing on exhibition and/or event management. The scholarship includes up to $2,500 in tuition assistance.

NOTE: Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications will open again in the spring of 2024.

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Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund

The mission of the Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund (BDEF) is to support International Exhibition and Event industry education and professional development. The fund is designed for event professionals worldwide, including young professionals, professionals new to the exhibition and event industry and those that are interested in in learning about the global marketplace.

Deadline: 1 July. Recipients will be notified by 14 August.

Deadline: 1 September. Recipients will be notified by 15 October.

More information on Bob Dallmeyer Education Fund

Helen Brett Scholarship

The Helen Brett™ Scholarship which was established by Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibitions and business events management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field. The scholarship serves to promote the exhibitions and business events industry by attracting college-level students into the field of study and encouraging their pursuit with financial support. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis based on field of study, recommendations and educational achievement. Preference is given to those expressing an interest in exhibitions and events management and those enrolled in degree programs which are viewed as particularly relevant to this field.

2024 Helen Brett Scholarship Applications

Meeting Protocol Scholarship

Meeting Protocol will be awarding five $100 application fee scholarships to assist those interested in Exhibition Management and who are pursuing their CEM designation. These scholarships are designed for students who need some financial assistance in order to get started on their CEM designation. There will be one recipient in August, September, October, November and December 2022 and there is no deadline to apply.